Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

The ‘magical’ immune-boosting benefits of this chicken soup include a number of wonderful benifits and is a must try for this winter.


Prep Time: 15min

Cook Time: 45min

Total Time: 1hours

Serves: 8


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large brown onions, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh turmeric, finely grated or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups diced pumpkin
  • 1 head broccoli, stalks and florets separated, stalks diced finely
  • 1 cob corn, cut into 8 or 1 cup corn kernels
  • 2-3 litres chicken stock (see link to recipe below)
  • 2 cups cabbage, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch flat parsley, leaves picked, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander, washed and roughly chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, and gently fry the onion until soft, about 7–8 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, turmeric, celery, carrots, pumpkin, broccoli stalks, corn and chicken
  3. Bring to the boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 20 mins, or until vegetables have softened.
  4. Add broccoli florets and cabbage and cook for a further 10 mins.
  5. Then add cooked chicken and allow to heat through.
  6. Turn heat off. Stir through parsley and coriander just before serving.
  7. Enjoy


The ‘magical’ immune-boosting benefits of this chicken soup include…

Garlic – has antibacterial and antiviral properties

Turmeric – stimulates immune function, anti-inflammatory

Carrots and Pumpkin – both excellent sources of beta-carotene, which your body converts to Vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that improves immune function and promotes mucus membrane health

Broccoli – cruciferous vegetable, contains sulforaphane which helps protect your immune system from age-related decline

Cabbage – can increase your body’s ability to fight infection

Other veggies – promote general health

Parsley and Coriander – excellent sources of Vitamin C which protects you against, and helps your body fight colds and flus

Homemade Chicken Stock – or what some people now call ‘bone broth’ – rich in minerals that support healthy immune function



Durban Get It Magazine Nobember 2018

Kajal Maharaj : Soapie Star
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